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12.

Saints

Defense: 4-3

Shaq Lawson

DE Clemson

6-3, 269, 32.3" Arms, 

4.21 SS! 7.16 3-C, (O) 4.7,

10" Broad, 33" Vert,

10" hands,

Defense,

2015 Picks: 

1 (13) Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford.

1 Stephone Anthony LB Clemson

2 Hau'oli Kikaha, DE, Washington

3  Garrett Grayson QB Colorado St

3 (78) P.J. Williams, CB, FLA ST

5 (148) Davis Tull DE Chattanooga

5-154 Tyeler Davison DT Fresno St

5 (167) Damian Swann, DB, Georgia

7 (230) Marcus Murphy RBMissouri

Key F.A. Signed: 

Luke McCown QB

Coby Fleener TE

Michael Hoomanawanui TE

Tim Hightower RB

Travaris Cadet RB 

Nick Fairley DL 

James Laurinaitis LB

Craig Robertson LB

Jamarca Sanford S

Kai Forbath K

Key F.A.:  
Matt Flynn QB 
Kendall Hunter RB  
Tony Hills OT 

Mike McGlynn OT  
Kevin Williams DT 

Anthony Spencer LB 
James Anderson LB

Chris Owens CB 
Kyle Wilson CB    

Key Free Agents Lost:

Benjamin Watson TE 

Khiry Robinson RB

The Team: Word on the streets of New Orleans is that they like Lawson, and there is a lot to like. They will go defense early and often. "Right now we have more defensive players on our board than offensive," Loomis said. "And yet, the strength of the draft is going to be determined two or three years from now when we look back as opposed to today just looking at the numbers that are on the board. Look, it’s going to be a different viewpoint for every team, depending on who we draft and how they turn out. So I guess the answer to your question is that we probably have a few more, not a lot of defensive players on our board than we do offensive players."  He lead the FBS in TFLs. He is not just a terror against QBs. He is also a nightmare in the run game.

They have to get the top impact player on their Board on defense. So they will be choosing between Jackson, Rankins, and Lawson. This could come down to the fact that they have Keenum Lewis coming back, and their rookie undrafted free agent from last season. So they could get through the season with those two starting. Plus, they signed Fairley to start at the 3-Tech.

Lawson's shoulder has set off some red flags. Either his shoulder needs another procedure, or teams are trying to get him drop past New Orleans. I had every intention of dropping him. Word coming on the street is that Lawson's shoulder is not as sturdy as hoped, but not as bad as rumored. He could drop further than this if his shoulder is as bad as rumored. 

They have needed help at Linebacker since Vilma left. "I think it is too early to evaluate drafts," Loomis said. "And yet I felt like this draft class we just had did a lot of good things, and I think there are guys that maybe did not get as much of an opportunity this year that we have high hopes for. One of the things we had is a lot of play by first-year and rookie players. I think the most in the league, if my memory is correct. So that is encouraging on the one hand because, look, we like the talent, but we have room to grow here with these guys." So they have some good young guys.

But they have redefined a lot of their scouting department. "We had a number of changes in our personnel department last year," Loomis said. "And you don’t feel the effects of that for a couple years down the road. And yet I’m pretty fired up about the guys we have and the institutional knowledge that a guy like Jeff Ireland or [area scouts] Jon Sandusky or Brendan Prophett. And some of the guys that have been here that we’re empowering a little more. I’m pretty fired up about where we are going." Look for them to go defense here. They could have their choice of the top four passrushers right here.

The Player: 3/24 The Clemson Three Part II: Shaq Lawson.

The Reason: They will be choosing between Lawson and Rankins right up to the buzzer. Though I struggle to take Jackson out of the mix. "I think it’s a combination," Loomis said. "We look at the makeup. We look at the skillset. The traits that they have. Project that into our defense or offense. Do they have a particular outstanding skill that we can take advantage of? So it's a combination of all those things. I think our coaches and scouts do a good job of that." With the signing of Fairley and the return of Lewis, Lawson is more likely the instant starter.

As Brees reaches the end, the defense is going to have to get better to compensate. They had a bottom five defense last season. They have to get immediate and lasting help for their defense. They cannot expect to advance in the playoffs, and maybe even reach the Playoffs, without significant improvements to their defense. 

Second Choice: Sheldon Rankins DT 

13.

From

8.

Miami

Defense: 4-3

Myles Jack-

LB UCLA

6-1, 243, 33.5" arms,

40" Vert! 10'4" Broad,

CB, DE/PR, DB, RB(FA), WR, OG, OL, DE, MLB(FA), FB/TE, LB, CB, 

2015 Picks:

1 (14) DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville.

2 (52) Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma.

4 (114) Jamil Douglas, OL, Arizona St

5 (145) Bobby McCain, CB, Memphis

5 (149) Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State.

5 Cedric Thompson DB Minnesota.

5 (156) Tony Lippett WR Michigan St

Key F.A. Signed:

Matt Moore QB

Jermon Bushrod OL

Sam Young OT

Jacques McClendon OC/G

Mario Williams DE

Andre Branch DE 
Kiko Alonso LB

Byron Maxwell CB

Key F.A.:

Shelley Smith OG     

James- Michael Johnson LB

Spencer Paysinger LB 

Louis Delmas S 

Key F.A. Lost:

Lamar Miller RB

CJ Anderson LOL

Rishard Matthews WR 

Olivier Vernon DE 

Derrick Shelby  DE

Kelvin Sheppard LB

Brent Grimes CB

Isa Abdul-Quddus S

The Team: Word coming out of Miami is that they love-love-love Jack. They don't care that he needs a second procedure. He is a nice risk anywhere outside the top ten. He is a 4-3 only player, who could go as high as Number Five to the Jags, or here to the Dolphins. I don't think anyone can say. This is not a good Draft. The talent is average up at the top, and the talent is not that different from about here to pick say pick 60 and 61, who right know I have as Shilique Calhoun and Braxton Miller. Both of those guys are like Jack, very hit or miss. All three have Pro Bowl potential, or could crash and burn. Plus, the safety crop in this Draft is spectacular. You could get a starting Safety all the way to pick 96, who I have rated as CB/FS Sean Davis.

I'm going with the conspiracy theory here, and pretend that Miami management knows what it's doing. That they traded down to this spot, because they had a plan and a player in mind. Picking at 13 opens up a lot of windows that are tough to take in the top ten. First, they need some serious help on the O-line. They like all five of their starters, but they don't produce on the field as a unit. Giving up 45 Sacks last season, and 149 over the past three seasons. So Jack Conklin is suddenly in play here. Also a WR is in play to replace Rishard Mathews. Doctson is a strong option here, and Corey Coleman might be a better pure speed compliment to Laundry. Or maybe they liked Apple or Alexander, and figured the top two CBs would be off the Board. But I'm going with the Von Miller wanna-be Noah Spence. 

It is so nice to sit back and watch Miami blow themselves up again. The decision to take the old and retiring Mario Williams, over the young and still improving Olivier Vernon is a hilarious one. Especially when you consider that Williams plays on the same side as Wake. They could have tagged him, and they could have transition tagged him and not franchised him, and paid less than Williams as they worked out on a longer deal. I was also laughing out loud when their deal for Maxwell and Kiko blew up. I was actually a little said when the deal actually went through. I always find it curious that teams don't try and trade for some of the big ticket mistakes other teams make like Maxwell. 

By trading for Maxwell, they get him without any of the bonus money. The bonus money goes on Philly's Cap. So Maxwell  is accentually on a series of one year contracts with no bonus money behind it to protect him. They can cut him at any time. It is a great deal for Miami. Plus, you can make the argument that he was so disappointing last year because he was playing through a shoulder injury that almost nixed the deal. He should be physically healthy this season.

This is an odd Draft. The top players in this Draft are almost all QBs or defenders. Offensive players will be propped up to fit teams needs. However, the talent of the top four Corners is undeniable. I have Alexander, Hargreaves, and Apple separated by nothing. So I put them in order of how I feel about them: Alexander, rainbows, Hargreaves, sunshine, and then Apple. They are likely to be separated by their speed and Combine numbers. 

The Player: Jack had an incredible start to the season, and then had a season ending injury. "He's a Will in a 4-3," a scout said. "He can play inside in a 3-4 but it'd be kind of a waste to take a guy that high to do that. I'm betting he would go in the first three rounds as a running back. He'll run in the 4.5s." He is a great tackler and great in coverage. 

If his knee is healthy he is a slam Dunkin' donuts prospect. "Jack can play modern-day football, let's put it that way," a scout said. "He ain't never leaving the field." Coaches crave linebackers like Jamie Collins, who are great against the pass, and great against the run. In fact, being better in pass defense is more important than being great against the run now a days.

The Reason: Jack is a buyer beware player. I just gave Williams III to the Raiders, and thought about the last CB from Houston they took, DJ Hayden. He was as good a CB on film as you will see. But he blew his knee out. He never recovered from that injury. So Jack is a risk. But they need someone who can replace Sheppard.

The latest reports are that a lot of teams don't think it is as bad as others. Word on the streets of Miami is that they clearly are on not the bad as bad as others think list. Jack could an instant All-Pro linebacker, or never a full season like DJ Hayden. They need an LB who can cover. Jack turned into a freak last season, and then blew up his knee. Most still considered him a top five pick, even after he missed most of the season recovering form surgery. But then someone let it slip that he needs another procedure. So he will slip out of the top ten. The question is how far?

Jettisoning Grimes for nothing was a mistake. They have to fill that hole, and find someone who can slow down the Pats WRs. Mario Williams can make up for the loss of Vernon for a season. So they can get more of a developmental guy later in the Draft, and maybe even Spence in the 2nd Round. 

Second Choice: Noah Spence OLB

14.

Raiders

Defense: 4-3

*William Jackson III

CB Houston

6', 189, (O) 4.37! (U) 4.32,

31 3/4" Arm, 10 Reps,

9'8" Broad,

WR, CB, DT, OC (FA), OL, S, 

2014 Picks:

1 (4) Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

2 (35) Mario Edwards, DT, FLA ST

3 (68) Clive Walford, TE, Miami

4 (128) Jon Feliciano, OG, Miami.

5 (140) Ben Heeney, ILB Kansas.

5 (161) Neiron Bell,O LB, Florida.

6 (179) Max Valles DE/OLB Virginia

7-218 Anthony Morris OT Tenn ST

7 (221) Andre Debose, WR, Florida.

7 (242) Dexter McDonald CB Kansas

Key F.A. Signed:

Andre Holmes WR 

Donald Penn OT

Kelechi Osemele OT

Bruce Irvin LB 

Aldon Smith LB 

Daren Bates LB

Sean Smith CB 

Reggie Nelson S 

Key F.A.: 

Khalif Barnes OT   
Justin Tuck DE  

Thomas Gafford LS 
Marquette King  P 

Key F.A. Lost:

Rod Streater WR

Jeremy Ross WR  

Tony Bergstrom OC

J'Marcus Webb OG

Taylor Mays DB

The Team: I knew when I did Jackson's Tape that it would shot him into the 1st Round. He was the top producer last season at making plays on the ball in the air in coverage. You cannot teach those ball skills. Once he ran a 4.32-4.37, you knew he was a top half of the 1st player. He could be the first pure Corner taken. Hargreaves has some skeleton's in the closet that are coming out, and looks like he has too many character concerns to go top ten. I don't know where that puts him. Williams doesn't' have those concerns. This pick might actually be a little too late for him.

They had two average guys inside last season with no explosion: Dan Williams and Justin Ellis. Both are good against the run, but offer very little pressure. They need a big guy who can get some rush up the middle. Disrupt the O-line with some explosion. If you consider Buckner a 5-tech than Rankins is the best D-tackle in this Draft. If you pair him inside, with Mack outside, they are going to cause a lot of havoc for QBs.

Osemele played four games at OLT for the Ravens last year, so he could swing outside to replace Donald Penn at OLT. This is likely the floor for Apple or McKenzie to drop. I currently don't have either making it this far. I just don't see any top ten teams taking DTs, when they could get almost as good a prospect in the 2nd. So it shouldn't be shocking to see a top DT sitting here at 14, when the value outweighs any trepidations. 

The Player: 3/16 Player Pats Need: Part I: Will Jackson. 

The Reason: This just feels like a Raider picks. He has the ball skills. He has the speed. Though taking another CB from Houston might scare them. A lot of CBs are getting knocked because they don't have great ball skills. If that is true than you have to raise guys up who have great ball skills. No one made more plays on the ball than Jackson last season. 28 PBU in 2015 make him the best CB when the ball is in the air.

The defense must be addressed. They have a great triangle of offensive stars in Carr, Cooper, and Murray, that should have won more games. But their defense couldn't stop anyone. Their CBs couldn't stop anyone. I think they could take a top DT here. Rankins is the best 3-Tech in this Draft.

Second Choice: Eli Apple CB

15.

from

1.

Titans

Defense: 3-4

 

Noah Spence

OLB Ohio ST

6-2, 251, (PD) 4.75, 

10'1" Broad! 35" Vert,

33" Arms, 25 Reps, 

7.21 3-Cone, 4.35 SS, 

10 3/4" Hand

OT, S, CB, OLB, RB, DT(FA), WR, 5-T, WR, CB, DE, TE(FA), 

2014 Picks:

1 (2) Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon.

2 Dorial Green-Beckham WR Missouri

3 (66) Jeremiah Poutasi, OT, Utah.

4 (100) Angelo Blackson, DT Auburn

4 (108) Jalston Fowler, FB, Alabama.

5 (138) David Cobb, RB, Minnesota.

6 (177) Deiontrez Moun  LB Louisville

6 (208) Andy Gallikm OC, BC.

7 Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary.

Key F.A. Signed:

Matt Cassel QB

DeMarco Murray RB

Rishard Matthews WR 

Craig Stevens TE 

Byron Bell OT  

Ben Jones OC

Sean Spence LB 

Coty Sensabaugh CB 

Antwon Blake CB 

Michael Griffin S

Rashad Johnson S 

Key F.A.:
Dorin Dickerson TE   
Jamon Meredith G 

Mike Martin DE 
Al Woods DT 

Sammie Lee Hill DT

Brandon Harris CB 

Key F.A. Lost:

Matt Cassel QB 

Logan Mankins (R)

Joe Looney G

Zach Brown LB

Steven Johnson LB

The Team: They need an edgerusher for their defense Spence is a boom or bust player who has the best knack for hitting the quarterback of any OLB in this Draft. He is wretched against the run. But he is the most natural passrusher I have seen since Von Miller. His Combine numbers don't match Miller's, but he could be a double digit Sack guy in the right defense.

Well, they did it. They didn't get greedy. They have their Franchise QB, and now alls they have to do is get the pieces to make him a winner. They have a ton of ammo and can pick up some impact players. So it starts here with the secondary, which fell apart last season. "It is a big decision for this football team," Jon Robinson said. "It is not often that you have the number one pick and we hope to not be in this position again. But we tried to use that pick as currency to work the draft and maximize our player acquisition." They are going to redefine the team in this Draft.
This is one of those rare trades where both teams can call it a steal. "There wasn’t any framework in place that we were working off of," the GM of the TT said. "With the No.1 overall pick, there were a lot of factors that were talked about in making that move and in the end we weighed all of those factors and what it would take for a team to come to the No.1 overall pick. In the end this was a deal we agreed on." This is one of those deals that could end up with both teams meeting in the Super Bowl once Brady retires.

Peter King has been going around saying he has a source inside Titan World, and they have received an offer they might not be able too refuse. "The Titans, holders of the first pick in the draft will have a chance to make a deal," King wrote. "The Titans have received significant interest in the pick. I believe it is now 50-50 whether Tennessee will trade it or keep it. Rookie GM Jon Robinson is going to have to decide whether to accept an offer—presumably by a team that wants one of the top two quarterbacks in the draft, Carson Wentz of North Dakota State or Cal’s Jared Goff—or to stay at number one and pick a player the Titans believe will be a cornerstone for years to come. The leaders in the clubhouse for Tennessee are Laremy Tunsil, the Mississippi tackle, and defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State. The Titans have a couple other players they’re seriously considering—aside from Tunsil and Ramsey, a Tennessean who really wants to play close to home—but those two are the most logical." I have said from the start that if they don't get greedy, there is no way they pick #1 overall, with three good QBs on the board.

So the Titans pick up pick 34, and a 1st or 2nd next year, and the Titans get one of the two guys they were going to take at One anyway. Of course there is more risk then it seems at first blush. The risk is that Cleveland doesn't take a QB, and Tunsil and Ramsey are gone. The Titans top two needs also match up with the top two non-QBs in this Draft. They need an O-Tackle, and any kind of DB they can get their greasy little hands on. So most think those two are their top two needs. But they also need a 5-tech, and one of the best 5-Techs I have ever seen will be available if Ramsey is gone. 

The Second problem is that they will lose Tunsil. The biggest problem the Titans face is that if they trade out of One, they will lose Tunsil. He will not make it past Three. The Chargers O-line fell apart last year, and if Tunsil is on the Board they cannot pass on him. Plus, if Cleveland doesn't take a QB, they will take Tunsil to play ORT for them. Then Cleveland can eventually move him over to the left side as Thomas declines. That would make a great pair of Tackles for whatever QB they can scrounge up. Of course, when you look at their Draft history it is hard to blame the Brown if they never take a QB in the 1st Round again. Which leaves Ramsey for the Chargers, who have the worst secondary in the NFL east of Baltimore. But the Titans also need a 5-Tech. So they can take Deforest Buckner here, and improve with entire defense with a monster 5-tech who is relentless trying to hit the quarterback and runningbacks.

It would also give them two top picks to start Day Three: picks 33 and 34. Which could garner them... say... Darian Thompson (or Jackson III, but he looks like a lock in the 1st. As I knew he would be once I did my Tape. Sorry Pats fans), and Jason Spriggs to start Day Two. So they could get Jalen Ramsey (or DeForest Buckner if Cleveland screws them), Jason Spriggs, and a 2nd Round pick in 2017 for Jeremy Tunsil. That is a steal, especially if you consider Ramsey an equal talent to Tunsil, which the Titans now do. This Draft is looking too perfect to happen.

The Player: 4/26 Noah Spence: Can't Touch This: Part III.

The Reason: With all their pick they can afforded to take some chances. Spence is the best pure OLB passrusher left on the board.

Second Choice: Eli Apple CB

16.

Lions

Defense: 4-3

*Josh Doctson-

WR TCU

6-2, 202, (O) 4.5, 4.08 SS!

41" Vert! 10'11" Broad!

6.84 3-C! 11.06 60-Yard!

31.7" Arms, 14 Reps, 

DE/PR, WR, S, DL(FA), OT, RB, DL, DL, S, LB, DL, WR, OL,

2014 Picks:

1 (28) Laken Tomlinson, OG Duke

2 (54) Ameer Abdullah RB Nebraska.

3 (80) Alex Carter, CB Stanford

4 (113) Gabe Wright, DT Auburn

5 (168) Michael Burton, RB Rutgers.

6 (200) Quandre Diggs, CB, Texas.

7 Corey Robinson OT S. Carolina

Key F.A. Signed:

Dan Orlovsky QB

Stevan Ridley RB

Marvin Jones WR

Tim Wright TE

Geoff Schwartz OL

Haloti Ngata DT 

Tyrunn Walker DT 

Stefan Charles DL

Tahir Whitehead LB

Crezdon Butler CB

Johnson Bademosi CB

Darrin Walls CB

Rafael Bush S

Tavon Wilson S

Key F.A.:

Lance Moore WR  
Bear Pascoe TE 
Corey Wootton DE

 Darryl Tapp DE 

Jason Jones DE/DT
Jermelle Cudjo DT  

Josh Wilson CB  

James Ihedigbo S 

Don Muhlbach LS 

Key F.A. Lost:

Calvin Johnson WR (R)

Manny Ramirez OG 

Travis Lewis LB 

Isa Abdul-Quddus S

The Team: Losing Calvin Johnson is a game changer for this team. They have Golden Tate and not much else. Stafford is not going to be around forever. So they have to get him some weapons to ensure he can use his arm to win. They desperately need another top self Number One WR. Dopson is the kind of WR who has elite leap, hands, and ball skills to go up and snap the over any DB deep down field. 

They have to get a passrusher. This should be a very strong defensive Draft for Detroit. They could use a playmaker in the secondary, and a play making linebacker. 

The Player: 4/01 He Checks All The Boxes Part I: Josh Doctson.

The Reason: They have the QB. But he has to have some weapons to throw too. Dopson is a big WR like Johnson (not as big a Megatron obviously). He is the best WR in this Draft, and it's not really close. He should be a top ten pick. he is a steal here. 

When the top WR drops into you laps at 16 you smile and calmly walk the card up to the podium. Dopson is the best WR in the Draft. He is the best blend of size, speed, hands, and go up and get the damn ball. No one plays the ball better in the air than this guy since Odell. He will need some time to adjust to running NFL patterns. But other than that he has everything you want in a WR. When you throw it to him he comes down with.

Second Choice: Noah Spence DE

17.

Atlanta

Defense: 4-3

*Kevin Dodd- 

Edgerusher Clemson

6-5. 277, 34" Arms,

7.18 3-C, 4.44 SS, 

30 1/2" Vert, 9'2" Broad,

DE/OLB/PR, DB, TE, LB, OL, FS, DL CB, FS, 

2014 Picks:

1 (8) Vic Beasley DE/OLB Clemson.

2 (42) Jalen Collins, CB LSU

3 (73) Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana

4 (107) Justin Hardy, WR E Carolina.

5 (137) Grady Jarrett, DL, Clemson.

7 Jake Rodgers, OL E. Washington

7 (249) Akeem King FS San Jose St

Key F.A. Signed:

Matt Schaub QB

Mohamed Sanu WR

Alex Mack OC

Bryce Harris OT

Quinton Couples DE

Adrian Clayborn DE

Sean Weatherspoon LB 

Courtney Upshaw OLB

Charles Godfrey S

Key F.A.:
Chris Chester G   
Jake Long OT 
Tony Moeaki TE  
Philip Wheeler LB 

Kroy Biermann OLB

Shayne Graham K 

Key F.A. Lost:

Roddy White WR

Paul Soliai NT

Derrick Shelby  DE

The Team: The Saints might need edgerushers more than any other team. Which is a good thing because they have an inside source. "Everybody knows they’re great players," Beasley said. "And whichever one you choose you’re getting a great athlete." They took Vic Beasley from Clemson in the 1st Round last year, and now they need to pair him up with a guy on the opposite side. "It’s different," said Beasley. "It was good to be able to see Shaq and Kevin work. Those guys made me proud." Now it looks like one of them will be playing with him again.
I think Lawson makes the most sense here.  "I talked to [Atlanta's DL coach] coach Cox a lot," Lawson said. "We talked a lot at combine. I’ve been talking to him. I plan on doing a private workout, but I don’t know the date." Although Dodd was the primary rusher on the strongside last year, which is the side they need a rusher on.

Their top two needs in the Draft last year were edgerusher. They got one in Vic Beasley. Now they need a another edgerusher to work the opposite side of the field as Vic.

The Player: 3/24 The Clemson Three Part III: Kevin Dodd.

The Reason: Dopson is the top passing rushing talent left on the Board. They need someone who can get up field and hit the quarterback. Nobody gets up field faster than Beasley. Beasley has been a blindside rusher only. So Dobbs just fits so well here. Pairing him here with Beasley has to be a dream come true for the DC. Dobbs is a beast on  the field, but he is a one year wonder.  It would be so great to see those two guys team up again. It is just too prefect to happen. Dobbs credits Beasley with showing him how to work and play DE in college.

Second Choice: Noah Spence OLB

18.

Colts

Defense: 3-4

Taylor Decker

OT Ohio State

6-7, 315, 

OT, OLB, OG, CB, RB, OC, DB, DE, LB, 

2014 Picks:

1 (29) Phillip Dorsett, WR Miami.

3 (65) D'Joun Smith, CB, FAU.

3 (93) Henry Anderson 5-T Stanford

4 (109) Clayton Geathers, FS, UCF

5 (151) David Parry, NT, Stanford

6 (205) Josh Robinson RB  Miss St

6 (207) Amarlo Herrera, ILB, Georgia.

7 (255) Denzelle Good, OL Mars Hill

Key F.A. Signed:

Jordan Todman RB

Robert Turbin RB

Dwayne Allen, TE 

Patrick Robinson DB

Scott Tolzien QB

Adam Vinatieri K

Key F.A.:

Charlie Whitehurst QB 

Dan Herron RB 

Ahmad Bradshaw RB
Colt Anderson S 
Lance Louis G  

Billy Winn DE
Andy Studebaker LB 
Greg Toler CB   

Key F.A. Lost:

Andre Johnson WR

Matt Hasselbeck QB

Coby Fleener TE 

Bjoern Werner DE

Rod Streater WR

Jerrell Freeman LB  

Dwight Lowery DB

The Team: Yeah, I don't really care. The funny part, which is all I care about, is that they renewed the HC and the GM who openly hate each other. Then pretended to love each other for their drug addled owner, yay. Three crappy things that get worse together. This organization deserves all the crap they give each other. Looking at last years Draft that really did this team in, when your top two picks don't address a top six need for your team, and they don't address a top four need until the 4th? Than your GM is trying to sabotage your HC. So enjoy the season Colts fans. I know I will.

The Player: Decker is solid in pass pro I like how he moves backwards. Solid power and balance in pass pro. Great hands, When he grabs hold of a rusher's shirt, he just doesn't let go. He does a nice job getting to the second level, off delays and Draws, and hitting the ILB. He got beat inside by a power move by Robinson against Alabama. He punch him two yards backwards. He can get to the second level with a nice elbow through the D-end, and go hit an LB.

He is a very disciplined guy. "I think if I wasn't playing college sports, I would be military," Decker said. "I have a lot of respect for them and I look up to them because they're doing things that I couldn't imagine." I just like that quote.
I like the way he moves backwards. "There's an expectation when you come to Ohio State that you're supposed to win every game you play in, but also I think that can be dangerous," Decker said. "Being the preseason No. 1 team can kind of spark some complacency, and that can be dangerous because obviously you don't want to forget what got you to where you're at. The leaders of the team are going to establish the culture, and that culture's going to drive all of the behavior." He did a great job protecting the backs of all three QBs.

ND: Nice quick feet moving outside in PP. He does a nice job getting to the second level and sealing the Sam on the backside. Smooth kickslide, and he combos that with a nice punch. But he can get flat footed when he takes a big punch and gets knocked back, which is not very often. I took note of it because it so rare. He will get surprised by an outside in move, and gets knocked back, but he has such great feet and hands to punch off the grip and recover and mirror.

Mich ST: Not the niftiest feet pulling to the right. Excellent power block sealing the edge on the D-end. I like how he blocks down on the DT. He can just power over the top of the DE on a run, and roll over him down the field. Great power in run game. He is so good at sliding outside in pass pro on the roll out. Hs hits guys with power. Excellent job stalemating the D-end on option runs, where he really doesn't know were the ball is going. 

Michigan: No trouble with the big power rushers, but I’d like to see him against more speed. He can hold off the big Michigan rusher with one hand. When he squares up on a rusher, and gets both hands on him and h e is done. Destroys inside moves. He has some nice suddenness moving outside against speed. Not the niftiest feet pulling to the right. Excellent power block sealing edge on the D-end. I like how he blocks down on the DT. He can just power over the top of the DE on a run, and roll over him down the field. Great power in run game.

Combine: He played basketball in high school. Showed up at a legit 6-7. But only 33 3/4" arms. He can really move his feet moving backwards for a 6-7 guy. He has 42 starts at Ohio State. Struggles to get up off the ground a little, and needs to work on his core. Got high moving backwards. Surprising athlete at the Combine. I think he can play on the left side. He is a mauler who can put a hurt on speed rushers in the run game. Nice quick feet in mirror drill.

The Reason: They need an OLT who can protect Luck's blindside. Decker is a 1st round OLT sitting here up for grabs. He could step in and play left or right tackle for this team next year. That would be very lucky for Luck. If  Decker is on the board this pick is a lock.

Second Choice: Will Fuller WR LOL

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Bills

Defense: 4-3

Sheldon Rankins

DT Louisville

6-1 5/8, 305, (O) 5.03,

34.5" Vert, 9'10" Broad,

33.3" Arm, 28 Reps,

7.44 3-Cone, 4.59 SS,

ORT, DE, WR(FA), DB, DL, LB, WR,  OG, KR, CB. 

2014 Picks:

2 (50) Ronald Darby, CB FLA ST

3 (81) John Miller, OG Louisville

5 (155) Karlos Williams, RB FLA ST

6 (188) Tony Steward, ILB Clemson

6 (194) Nick O'Leary TE/FB FLA ST

7 Dezmin Lewis, WR C. Arkansas

Key Free Agents Signed:

Leonard Hankerson WR

Cordy Glenn OT (tagged)

Richie Incognito Turnstile

Zach Brown LB

Robert Blanton S 

Key Free Agents:
Josh Johnson, QB 
Jordan Mills, OT 
Alex Carrington, DL 
Key Free Agents Lost:

Kraig Urbik OG

Anthony Dixon RB

Chris Hogan WR

Mario Williams DE

Stefan Charles DL

Nigel Bradham LB 

Leodis McKelvin CB

Ron Brooks CB

The Team: Rankins is an absolute steal. "I think they need to shore up the defensive line," Bucky Brooks said. "I think the defense let them down which was a little disappointing. You want to add someone on the outside with Mario Williams gone. Someone who can rush the passer as a complement to Jerry Hughes. Also you want to consider a playmate for Marcell Dareus. When Kyle Williams got hurt it changed the tenor of the defense. Maybe find a defensive tackle. The defensive tackle class is the deepest that it’s been in quite a while." This showed what I mean that their are so many players clumped together in this Draft. Rankins could go to the Giants at Ten, or drop all the way down here to 19. It is so tough to figure this one out. Rankins is the most impactful defensive player on the Board right here.

They need a big Strongside DE who can replace Mario Williams. Believe it or not, but Dodd is almost as big as Williams and he played on the strongside at Clemson. He can also play standing up if they want to switch over to a 3-4. 

It looks like the Bills found their QB. At least they found a QB who can play great against the Pats. So look for the Ryan brothers to focus on their defense. All the other teams in the AFC East have focused their attentions on getting D-Tackles who can push the pocket enough to bug Brady. Well, this year it was a speed rusher who broke Brady's heart in the Playoffs. So look for all the AFC East teams to try and find a speed-rusher who can break Brady's heart. 

The Player: 4/15 Sheldon Rankins: EXPLOSION.

The Reason: Most agree the Ryans will be looking D-line. "A’Shawn Robinson, inside from Alabama, Jarran Reed also from Alabama also inside. Sheldon Rankins from Louisville," Brooks said about the Bills needs. "Who can play on the inside. Noah Spence the Ohio State transfer from Eastern Kentucky and even Emmanuel Ogbah from Oklahoma State who is a little stiff, but had a lot of sacks. They need to find someone that can get them double digit sacks to help Jerry Hughes, but also set the edge in the run game." If they want to switch to a 3-4 he can play all three DL positions and put pressure on the QB. If they want to go 4-3, he can line up at all four DL position and go and hit the quarterback. 

Their over priced D-line needs help as they are jettisoned one at a time. Plus, Robinson is another step closer to his precious 3-4 defense. Why hire his bro, when he is 3-4 coach as well. This would give them Darius and Robinson inside, and so they will just need another 5-Tech to make the switch.

Second Choice: Taylor Decker OT

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Jets

Defense: 3-4

*Paxton Lynch-

QB Memphis

6-6, 230,  

QB, OLT, OLB/PR, OL, DT, WR, 

2014 Picks:

1 (6) Leonard Williams, DE, USC
2 (37) Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State.
3 Lorenzo Mauldin OLB Louisville
4 (103) Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor.
5 (152) Jarvis Harrison, OG, A&M
7  Deon Simon, DT Northwestern St

Key F.A. Signed:

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB

Jeremy Ross WR  

Matt Forte RB

Khiry Robinson RB

Bilal Powell RB

Zack Sudfeld TE

Ryan Clady OLT LOL

Mo Wilkerson DE (Tagged)

Steve McLendon NT

Jarvis Jenkins DL

Erin Henderson LB

Key F.A Lost: 
Stephen Bowen, DE 
Randy Bullock, K 
Willie Colon, G  
Kellen Davis, TE 
Leger Douzable, DE    
Ben Ijalana, OT 
Jaiquawn Jarrett, S 
Jamari Lattimore, LB 
Chris Owusu, WR 
Calvin Pace, LB    

Key F.A Lost:

Chris Ivory RB 

Stevan Ridley RB

D'Brickashaw Ferguson LOL

Damon Harrison DT

Demario Davis LB

Antonio Allen S

The Team: The word coming out of New Jersey is that they want Lynch. If Lynch somehow gets past the 49ers and Browns, he is going to NJ. They may have to trade up a little to get him. Plus, the Browns are desperately trying to trade down. They don't want to go all the way down to 15, so maybe they are still interested in Lynch. Because if they trade down to 15, that gives Jersey a chance to hop over them and get Lynch. 

Sometimes life is just good. The Jets are in so much trouble, and I can't laugh hard enough. Losing Ferguson is a complete and utter disaster for them. They have no backup and no one to play OLT on their current roster. There back up last season was Ijalana, and he is still a free agent. So they lose out on the much needed Leonard Floyd, and have to take an OLT here. With a 35 year old QB they have to do everything they can to protect his back. This offense was already looking to pick up a starter or two along the O-line. Now they have to get an OLT in the 1st, and another starter or two on the O-line later. That is a tough pill to shallow of a defensive HC.

They franchised Mohammad Wilkerson. "Mo is a very good player," Todd Bowles said. "Obviously we'd like to have him with the organization going forward. But like I said, all options are on the table. I don't really want to speculate on all that stuff, but at the end of the day, we like Mo very much. We do realize the franchise tag is an option that every team with their players to potentially hold onto them and try to keep them long-term." Well, he kept him.

 

The Player: 4/01 The Best QB in the Draft Part II: Paxton Lynch.

The Reason: Fitz has a few year left at best. Lynch needs two or three years to learn the NFL game. This is what is likely best for both parties. It is just to perfect to happen.

They have to play Brady twice a year. Von Miller made Brady look vulnerable in the pocket. Look for AFC East teams to start loading up on Speed rushers to hit Brady. The Jets just traded for Ryan Clady, who is a band aid at OLT. Which also doesn't change the pick. They can stick Decker at ORT, as he adjusts to the NFL. Clady is on a one year deal. So they can decide whether to keep him or move Decker over to OLT after this season. I love when the Jets are in disarray.

Second Choice: Noah Spence OLB

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Washington

Defense: 3-4

*Corey Coleman

WR Baylor

5-10 1/2, 193, (PD) 4.37!

40.5" Vert! 10'9" Broad!

30 1/4 Arms, 17 Reps!

NT, OL, RB(FA), WR, LB, OL, 

2014 Picks:

1 (5) Brandon Scherff, OL Iowa.

2 Preston Smith, DE/OLB Miss ST

3 (95) Matt Jones, RB Florida

4 (105) Jamison Crowder, WR Duke.

4 (112) Arie Kouandjio OL Alabama

5 Martrell Spaight, LB, Arkansas

6 Kyshoen Jarrett DB Virginia Tech

6 (182) Tevin Mitchel, DB Arkansas

6 (187) Evan Spencer, WR Ohio ST

7 (222) Austin Reiter, OC S Florida

Key F.A. Signed:

Kirk Cousins QB 

Colt McCoy QB

Vernon Davis TE 

Junior Galette DE

Kedric Golston DE

Mason Foster LB  

Terrence Garvin LB

Josh Norman CB

Will Blackmon CB 

David Bruton S

Key F.A.: 
Josh LeRibeus C 

Pierre Thomas RB

Logan Paulsen TE 
Alex Smith TE   

Will Compton LB 

Key F.A. Lost:

Robert Griffin III QB

Colt McCoy QB

Alfred Morris RB 

Darrel Young FB

Terrance Knighton DT 

Jason Hatcher DL

Dashon Goldson SS

The Team: Washington needs some youth and speed at WR. Coleman is the most explosive of the fast guys. When you look at Fuller and Coleman there is not a lot that separates them in the measurements they got at the Combine. Fuller is a little taller, and Coleman has better hands.  

They could use a WR or two. But adding talent along the D-line is never a bad thing. "I think schematically I feel good about where our defense is at especially with all the turnover that we had in the secondary and all the issues that we had," Gruden said. "So I think moving forward, when we get our guys back off of IR, some key players there and we’ll add to our depth with the draft and maybe free agency. I think we have a strong unit in place. You know, there’s some things we need to address obviously schematically and player-wise. We will address that, but I think overall I feel good about where the defense was and how they played." Washington is an elite D-line prospect who has a few Knicks on his character.

The Player: Coleman is a WR who plays fast, and maybe plays the fastest of any WR in the FBS. "[Coleman] is the best player in college football," the HC of the WVU said after Coleman torched him for 199-yards and 3-TDs. "You can put me on record with that." He knows how to draw a foul with his speed. They will run a toss to him sometimes when he lines up in the backfield. He is amazingly fast with the ball in his hands. You see why he keeps getting open deep. 
He has become the best speed receiver in the FBS. "I'm trying to make it elite," Coleman said. "I'm trying to make it unbreakable." He just keeps catching the ball over 20-yards downfield over and over again. He makes everyone in the Baylor offense better, because has adds so much spacing to the offense.
Teams have to double and sometimes triple him over the top. "He's a hard matchup," his HC Briles said. "Because he's very explosive. And he's very passionate. And he's very talented." He plays with such great speed and acceleration that he destroys defensive schemes. He reminds me a lot of Kendall Wright. "If you get the ball in his hands," his QB Russell said, "he can make some magic happen." He got concussed against TCU.

The Reason: Washington gave some big money to Cousins to play QB for them, but it is a one year deal. They will have to decide within the year if they want to give a 100-Mil contract to him. So they need to get him some weapons and see what he can do. Washington has had a lot luck taking short WRs and making them stars. This is one of those picks that is too perfect to happen. I think the speedy Coleman complements the bigger Garcon better than Treadwell. Coleman has the speed and ability to go up and get the ball, like Odell did at LSU. I dinged him because he is smaller than Odell. But shorter WRs have been taking over the NFL. You might have to start moving WR who are 5-10 to 5-11 up in the Draft. When they can combine top speed and quickness, and can't be touched by CBs, they are uncoverable. 

Washington is dropping like a stone. Teams must be scared of his character if he is dropping to the 2nd Round. But, Reed is a better fit as a nose tackle to replace Knighton. This is one of those picks that is probably too perfect to happen.

Second Choice: Jarran Reed NT

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Texans

Defense: 3-4

*Will Fuller-

WR Fighting Irish

6-1/8", 186, (U) 4.33-4.37,

(O) 4.32, 10 Reps,

33.5" Arms, 10'6" Broad,

6.93 3-C, 4.27 SS, 

WR, 5-T, NT, TE, OG, OC, 

2014 Picks:

1 Kevin Johnson DB Wake Forest

2 Benardrick McKinney ILB Miss St

3 (70) Jaelen Strong WR Arizona St

5 Keith Murphy WR Michigan St

6 (211) Reshard Cliett, LB, S Florida

6 (216) Christian Covington DL Rice

7 (235) Kenny Hilliard RB LSU.  

Key F.A. Signed:

Brock Osweiler QB 

Lamar Miller RB

Tony Bergstrom OC

Jeff Allen OG/OT

Kendall Reyes DE 

AJ Bouyes CB

Quintin Demps S

Antonio Allen S

Key F.A.:

Brandon Weeden QB 
T.J. Yates QB

Chris Polk RB 

Jeff Adams G 
Chris Clark OT  

Devon Still DT 
Charles James CB  

Nick Novak K 

Shane Lechler P

Key F.A. Lost:

Arian Foster RB

Nate Washington WR 

Brandon Brooks G 

Ben Jones OC

Jared Crick DE 

The Team: Word coming out of Houston is that they love Will Fuller, the WR from the Fighting Irish. I agree. However, the HC of the HT was at Baylor's Proday, and he stepped up and took over Coleman's workout. Coleman has been spot on the past year. "You put on the tape, and you know he can play," O'Brien said. his only real question is can he run an NFL route-tree. He only ran four patterns at Baylor. "He's a very determined-minded young man, which is pretty uncommon today, unfortunately," Briles said. "He had a goal, he had a plan and he knew how to follow through with discipline on and off the field. That’s why he’s where he’s at today." He was unbelievable at his Proday. If his hands hold up, he is a true talent at WR. He can match Odell Beckham in ever way physically, except with his hands.

Well, they got their QB in the funniest of fashions (I'm not bitter). They stolen him right out from under the hooves of the Broncos (I'm not bitter). Elway didn't know what hit him (Okay, I'm still bitter over both loses last season in Denver, but it was still funny). As for the Texans, now that they have their QB they have to do everything they can to develop him into a Playoff winner. They have done everything they can do in the regular season. It is all about the Playoffs for this team now.

The Player: Fuller Combine Notes: Great burst off the line. He has that knack for getting open 20-yards and further down field. But he is too much of a body catcher. He burned off a 4.3 at the Combine. He had five catches over 70-yards. You have to question his hands, but he caught every ball in the gauntlet with his hands. Rounds his routes a little. He can reach his hands out away from his body and bring it in deep. Nice job catching the ball at the Combine. He was able to catch it with his hands, slap the feet, and turn up field fast. He made himself some money catching the ball at the Combine. He reached out and caught the ball with his hands all day at the Combine. He showed much better hands than he showed at ND. His 4.32 Forty really stood out at Combine. He was a body catcher at ND, but he was a pure hands catcher at the Combine. He took his biggest weakness, and made it into a strength at the Combine. That is just so impressive to me. 

UMass: Great speed. Plus, he just keeps scoring TDs. 5 in the first three games. He has that knack for getting open deep. He has that extra gear to get an extra step on the CB deep. 

The Reason: I think Fuller complements the bigger Watkins better than Treadwell. Fuller has the speed and ability to go up field and get the deep ball. He is taller than Coleman, and a ton faster than Treadwell. He could really open things up for Hopkins underneath on short and intermediate routes. Plus, Osweiler has a top ten arm, and Fuller could really take advantage of that. He reminds me a little of Stanley Morgan on deep passes.

When you have a young QB you have to do certain things. You have to get a defense that can help him win, check. You have to get him an elite OLT to protect his back, check. You have to get him some weapons to throw to. That is almost a check. Hopkins is almost a check by himself. You have to get him an RB to take some pressure off of him. Check. Treadwell might the most talented WR in this Draft. He gives Osweiler a 3-WR set of Hopkins, Strong, and himself. I'd pay to see that.

Second Choice: Ryan Kelly OC/OG

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